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Huge Prices Await Winners Of IAAF Cross Country Championships.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:30
  • Cash prices to be awarded to the runners.
  • Biggest turn out expected since 1996.

As the day approaches the country is buzzing about the prize money for the winner of the 2017 World cross country championship. A total of US$310,000 in prize money will be awarded by the IAAF to the leading runners in the senior races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on Sunday 26 March. Winners of the individual men’s and women’s races will each earn US$30,000, with money paid out to the top six finishers.

The Kenyans dominating the track.

In total, US$140,000 is on offer in the two senior races. In the team contest in both senior races, there is another prize pool of US$140,000, with US$20,000 going to the winning team, with prizes awarded to sixth place in both races, where the pay out by the IAAF is US$4000.

Runners on the track.

There is also a total prize pool of US$30,000 on offer for the inaugural relay race, with US$12,000 earmarked for the winning team. Here, the first four teams across the line will be awarded prize money.

Prize Money (in US$) – senior men’s and women’s races only*

Individual races:
1st – 30,000
2nd – 15,000
3rd – 10,000
4th – 7000
5th – 5000
6th – 3000

Team races:
1st – 20,000
2nd – 16,000
3rd – 12,000
4th – 10,000
5th – 8000
6th – 4000

Relay race:
1st – 12,000
2nd – 8000
3rd – 6000
4th – 4000

* No prize money paid for the junior races. The payment of prize money in the senior races is dependent upon the athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.

Further background information and complete coverage of the championships, including entry lists, previews, biographies, reports and results, can be found on our the IAAF site and Chano 8 will be providing you with live updates as the race happens.

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‘Dead’ Andrew Mwenda Responds To Social Media Rumours

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:12

Social media has turned into the quickest means of passing on news and any information. Well, earlier today there were  photos circulating  on social media of a posh car surrounded by motor cycles (boda bodas) and the car is allegedly said to belong to political analyst and author Andrew Mwenda.

According to reports, Mwenda is said to have knocked one of the motor cycle riders in Mukono town and tried to run away but the other riders chased and stopped him thus getting arrested at Mukono police station. there were other reports also claiming he was beaten to death by the enraged cyclists.

Well, immediately after Andrew Mwenda took to his Facebook page where he was hitting back at those circulating what he called rumours in a satirical manner.

“Confirming Facebook rumors that today I was chased and killed by boda bodas in Mukono after knocking one of their own. This post has been uploaded by the spirits of our ancestors. May my soul RIP. I’ve tasked Robert Shaka aka TVO to arrange my funeral. I hereby leave and bequeath all my debts to Kizza Besigye.” Mwenda said

This whole saga was apparently sparked off by one Magulu Ssembeguya who posted pictures of the car surrounded by motor cycles on his Facebook account and accompanied them with words that read.

“Andrew Mwenda knocks a boda boda in Mukono, he tries to ascape but chased by boda bodas and caught. He is now at Mukono Police.”

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Club Guvnor Snatches Linda Lisa From Club Silk

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:11

Club Guvnor in industrial area is still proving its dominance in the entertainment circles because it not only remains the longest serving hangout and night club in the country; it also plays a very big role in snatching other employees from different bars.

Linda Lisah is the current top one to be included on Guvnor’s list of employees after she was snatched from rival Club Silk.

Lisa made the announcement today that she has joined Guvnor after spending over five years at Elvis Ssekyanzi’s club.

“Hey fam, Guvnor will be my new address henceforth. I am happy to join Kampala’s No1 Nightspot.” She posted.

Former Club Silk’s Linda Lisah will now be working at Club Guvnor

Lisa has not been working for the past three months after she just decided to leave Liquid Silk with an excuse that, she was taking leave to concentrate on her personal issues. Little did her bosses at the Bugolobi-based hangout realize she was in talks with their rivals.

All along, she hadn’t reported back to her former work place and as the last nail to the coffin, she posted ‘Let’s pick up from where we stopped’.

Lindah Lisa Mukasa is one of Uganda’s best club marketers, having started at club Sway before she switched to club Silk until today when she joined Guvnor.


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King Saha And Bobi Wine ‘Not Big Enough’ For The VIP Section

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:03

Despite the fact that he participated in ‘Tubonga Naawe’ song, it is not a reason enough for King Saha to rub shoulders with the NRM bigwigs and this was the case on Tuesday as he was bounced to access the VIP section during the burial of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

The burial was attended by thousands of people and the music industry was also well represented by artistes like Bebe Cool, Chameleone, Bobi Wine, King Saha among others. But because he has been receiving special treatment at events he has been frequenting, Saha thought he would be treated as a star at this function. He was in for a surprise as the mean looking armed officers denied him access to the VIP tent along with his aides.

Bobi Wine and King Saha were denied acces to the VIP tent at AIGP Felix Kaweesi’s burial

He pleaded but to no avail. Even the famous line of ‘Do you know who I am ?’ couldn’t save him at that moment.

This was also the case for Bobi Wine but different from Saha, he didn’t explain much but just walked away and stayed in the general section like the rest of the mourners.

Bobi Wine (in khaki) with at Kaweesi’s burial

Meanwhile, we were also tipped by our snoops that Saha and his followers even fought for food immediately  after burial was done. This could have been caused by the long speeches made during the evening.


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Is Bobi Wine Working On A Song With Kizza Besigye?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 08:50

Apart from being a Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) political party supporter, His Excellence Bobi Wine is also a personal friend to the founder and former president retired Colonel doctor Kizza Besigye. The two have met and interacted several times and if you remember so well, Bobi was one of the people who paid a visit to Besigye when he was under house arrest after the February 2016 presidential elections.

Well, that left aside, yesterday morning Besigye passed by the Kamwokya-based Dream Studios owned by Bobi’s elder brother Eddy Yawe where he met the Ghetto president and even posed for a photo with him. Bobi Wine then took his excitement to Facebook where he posted

“When the Ghetto President and the People’s President are in Dream Studios Kamwokya, you know what to expect UGANDA.”

Bobi Wine and Kizza Besigye at the Kamwokya based Dream studios

However, one thing that is not clear is whether they are working on a song or  Besigye was  just passing by. We shall keep you updated on any new developments.

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Jose Chameleone’s Heartfelt Message To The Late AIGP Felix Kaweesi

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:57
  • Assistant Inspector General of Police Kaweesi was shot dead together with his body guard and driver on Friday the 17th of March as he went to work
  • Ugandans have since then condoled the family anf friends of the deceased
  • Veteran artiste Jose Chameleone also posted a heartfelt message to the late and asked God to judge him fairly
  • Andrew Felix Kaweesi was laid to rest on Tuesday the 21st of March 2017

The untimely brutal murder of Uganda’s former assistant inspector general of police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi on Friday the 17th of March at 9:30 am is still the talk around town with the latest news being the arrival of American based Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) agents to do further investigation in this horrific incident.

Well, from the time this happened, Ugandans have been condoling the family, relatives and friends of the deceased. Among them is veteran artiste Jose Chameleone who recently scrapped off the ‘Dr’ initials from his name ‘Dr Jose Chameleone’. The ‘Wale Wale’ singer took to his Facebook Page where he wrote a heartfelt message to the late Kaweesi.

“IF WE COULD STAND IN UNITY EVEN THE DEVIL WOULD BE DEFEATED. I have failed to understand how people can almost crucify you for being just a step ahead. We can’t Wise up by putting Ignorance in Wisdoms place.” Chameleone said.

Jose Chameleone kindly asked God to judge the late Felix Kaweesi fairly

Chameleone who is set to hold his ‘Legend Hit After Hit’ concert on 30th June, 1st and 2nd July to celebrate 20 years in the music industry concluded by asking the almighty God to judge Mr Kawesi fairly.

“Why are We substituting Basic Humanitarian Values? NO – Love for one another? NO – Fairness? NO – Advisory? NO – Mercy? NO – acceptance? NO – Well wishing? We are unknowingly cultivating a fruitless Future ahead of us. Applaud winners, Don’t condemn Losers. We need Remedy #RIPFELIX .ANDREW FELIX KAWEESA #RIP May your Good, Our prayers, GOD judge you fairly.” Chameleone concluded

The late Kaweesi was laid to rest at his home in Lwengo district amid thousands of people and Chano8 once again we say rest in peace AIGP Mr Felix Kaweesi.


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Legend P And Singer Jemimah Sanyu Welcome Baby Girl

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:23

Legend P is a renowned music producer and his wife Jemimah Sanyu is an artiste and having been in a relationship for over ten years, the couple finally got their blessing on Sunday.

The two received a bouncing baby girl and immediately after, Legend P took to his Facebook wall and changed the profile picture to that of the baby.

Jemimah Sanyu’s bundle of joy

It was fun, love and music last February as Jemimah Sanyu celebrated the expected birth of her child through a baby shower that was attended by close friends and family members.

Jemimah, who is widely known for her energetic performances, was so excited about her first born as she took to her face book and wrote.

“Words can’t express the joy I feel but thank you so much for the love and support that you showed me. God bless you abundantly. The gifts, the prayers, the singing, the cake, food, drinks, and the hugs.” She said.



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Kampala Set To Host IAAF Cross Country Championship.

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:04
  • Kampala to host the biggest IAAF Cross Country Championship.
  • It has attracted the largest numbers since 1996.

Kampala City is set to host the biggest International Association of  Athletics Federation (IAAF)cross country Championship on Sunday 25th March 2017; the biggest since 1996. With 3 days to go until the biggest event this decade, final entry figures suggest it will be the biggest edition of the championships since 2006.

At the starting line.

An expected 557 athletes from 60 teams are set to compete in the Ugandan capital on 26 March, surpassing the figures from the past six editions. Those figures include the four athletes who are set to represent an Athlete Refugee Team in the mixed relay. Guided by team leader Tegla Loroupe, the squad includes Olympian Paulo Amotun Lokoro, who was part of the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio last summer.

Some of the obstacles during the race.

In total, 13 nations are set to contest the mixed relay, the latest innovation for the oldest IAAF World Athletics Series event. Each team comprises two men and two women, who will each run a two-kilometre circuit. The IAAF Cross Country Permit series, spread across seven meetings from November 2016 to February 2017, has whetted the appetite for the forthcoming championships and many of the top performers on the circuit are set to compete in Kampala.

The names that will grace the tournament.

Aweke Ayalew, winner of the men’s races in Burgos and Seville, will be aiming to win Bahrain’s first individual medal at the World Cross, having earned a team bronze medal in 2015.Senbere Teferei, also a winner in Burgos and Seville, will be joined on the Ethiopian team by Muktar Edris, winner of the Campaccio meeting earlier this year. Teenager Selemon Barega, who triumphed at the Cinque Mulini meeting at the end of January, is Ethiopia’s leading hope of a medal in the U20 men’s race.

Runners during an earlier tournament.

Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich, who won convincingly in Alcobendas last November, will captain the host nation’s team, while Almond Blossom winner Irene Cheptai forms part of a strong Kenyan senior women’s squad.European indoor 3000m champion Adel Mechaal leads the senior men’s team while fellow national cross-country champion Trihas Gebre leads the senior women’s team and will be aiming to improve on her 15th-place finish from 2015.

Adrian Ben and Lucia Rodriguez, Spain’s top finishers in the junior races at the 2016 European Cross Country Championships, feature on the U20 teams, while European under-23 1500m champion Marc Alcala is part of the mixed relay team.

Timothy Toroitich and Kiprotich

Timothy Toroitich will be captaining the host nation’s squad at the Ugandan Athletics Federation announced.The experienced Toroitich, a four-time World Cross Country Championships national team member, finished fifth in the event in 2013, and more recently was eighth in the 10,000m at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. some of the sponsors include, SEIKO, MTN and Oasics.

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What Trevor Noah’s Visit To Uganda Means To The Comedy Industry

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:50

Yesterday, we learnt that Trevor Noah is slated to make his first appearance to the Pearl of Africa for the inaugural Uganda International music and culture week.

The South African born will be jetting in Uganda not as a famous TV host but as a comedian.

Unlike the music industry that has seen some of the world famous artistes perform here in Uganda, the comedy industry has brought in only African stars like Eric Omondi and Basket Mouth to mention a few.

Will Trevor Noah’s visit to Uganda change our comedy industry

But Trevor Noah’s visit to Uganda will perhaps open the doors for other international stars to grace our land, depending on the reception he gets here.

If he gets a good reception and puts up an emphatic performance with the crowd enjoying every bit of him all the way, then he can maybe recommend others like Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock and Eddy Griffin or Eddy Murphy to come down here for performances.

Trevor Noah is slated to be in Uganda along with veteran Raggamuffin duo Chaka Demus and Pliers for the event themed ‘Exploring And Celebrating Uganda’s Cultural Diversity’ and headlining the comedy fest on November the 3rd.  


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KoiKioUg Takes on The East And All It’s Glory

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:03


Gone are the days when tourism was limited to our geography high school books or left last for retirement activities, the young corporates under the umbrella of Kafunda Creative # KioKioUg have taken on the initiative to visit various areas of Uganda

Last weekend, Kafunda Kreative in the company of 30 photographers, writers, social media influencers and travel enthusiasts completed their second #KoiKoiEast tour in their first excursion of 2017.

The #KoiKoiUg initiative is a road trip experience that seeks to tell more authentic Ugandan stories through documentation of affordable, more off-the-path possible local adventures. By documenting and highlighting Ugandan sights and sounds, people and culture, the campaign shows Uganda in a different, more positive light which ultimately works to challenge stereotypes and uplift local and international tourism.

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The Kafunda Kreative #KoikoiEast trip in partnership with Airtel Uganda and Shell Fuels & Lubricants traveled to Kapchorwa to explore the legends around the Sipi Falls where participants experienced everything from the high adrenaline abseiling, breathtaking vistas of the Kaphcorwa escarpment and Rift Valley, Sipi Falls, the Sebei culture and the therapeutic experience of traditional root beer tasting

Returning to be able to continue telling Ugandan stories 18 months after we started this in 2015 is so thrilling for us. That has only been possible due to partners like Airtel Uganda and Vivo Energy Uganda. Our first 2017 excursion into Kapchorwa and the source of the Nile will seek to highlight what we believe is one of the richest tourism regions and culturally rich areas of this country. ”

Speaking at the flag off, Airtel Uganda’s Head of Products, Simon Akuguzibwe commended Kafunda Kreatives for their Koikoi concept.

At Airtel Uganda, we pride in promoting the magnificent pearl of Africa. Our partnership with Kafunda Kreative goes beyond Kampala to the countryside to bring this beauty closer to our fans through our social media platforms. This is in line with our commitment to reaching out to every Ugandan with quality service and an enduring experience with the smartphone network,” he added.

Shell Marketing Manager, Jean Mugisha who was also on the trip commented “These trips have the potential to really change how people see Uganda. I can’t believe some of the things I have heard and seen. The serenity and landscape are breathtaking but the people are warm welcoming and come from a very rich heritage. I am sure that partnership bringing young people to such places expands their experience of this country and opens new opportunities. That way they find new ways of doing more.”


source: Press release by Kafunda Kreative.


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Juliana Kanyomozi is Back

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:05
  • Juliana has been a music icon in Uganda for a long time but has been silent for some time now
  • She sesms to be making a serious come back with something cooking up in the kitchen
  • She was last active on the entertainment and social scene when she took part in ‘Tubonga Naaawe’ project to campaign for President Yoweri Museveni

Well, we have surely taken ‘forever’ without hearing from super Ugandan diva Juliana Kanyomozi. And now the song bird is making a serious come back after sending a teaser to her fans with a bold message, “I’m still here”.

Juliana who first disappeared from the music and social scene for close to 3 years is a darling of many and a veteran in the entertainment industry after her golden voice lifted her on top of the music charts for close to 2 decades now. However, her silence following the death of her son  Keron Raphael Kabugo  was starting to worry some sections of her fan base across East Africa.

Making a come back: Juliana Kanyomozi

She announced her return with a classy artwork that seems to portray a return with a single or album titled “I’m still here” and accompanied it with five emojies of fire. She poses in front of a white Mercedes Benz slaying it in a golden crotchet top and black leather pants.

Her excited fans reacted by welcoming her with encouraging posts to take ‘her crown’ back which has been occupied by ‘masquerades’.

The classy teaser poster Juliana sent to her fans on social media yesterday.

Ever since she did her disappearing act, Sheebah Karungi took over the reins of the queen of Ugandan music after releasing hit after hit and crowning it with a massive concert last year. But Juliana seems to be ready to take on the young blood again which includes the likes of Iryne Ntale and Winnie Nwagi.

Juliana was last actively involved in music when she took part in the ‘Tubonga Naawe’ project in which she, together with a select number of entertainers campaigned for President Yoweri Museveni in last year’s general elections which later turned out to be a poisoned chalice as fans reacted angrily to her participation.

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Cindy Gets Namibian Annual Music Awards Nomination

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:33

Last year was Dancehall artiste Cindy Sanyu’s year with the best female artiste in East Africa award at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) being one of her big achievements. She had other milestones like her ‘Still Standing’ song’s video being one of the videos with most airplays, doing successful collabo songs with Kenya’s Duffla and Namibia’s Oteya to mention but a few.

Well, the collabo song dubbed ‘Sum O Dat’ she sang with Namibia’s Oteya sqooped a nomination in the Namibian annual music awards (NAMA) slated for November after the organisers officially unveiled this year’s nominees where the tune was nominated in the category of Best Collaboration .

“It is my first time to be nominated in Namibia awards. I am grateful, honoured and I am glad to work with Oteya.”Cindy told Chano8 when we contacted her for a comment.

Cindy Sanyu and Namibia’s Oteya in the ‘Sum O Dat video

The category has other artistes’ songs ‘Sum O Dat’ is to battle like ‘Ahawe’ by Adora ft Sally Boss Madam, ‘We Revolve Around You’ by Famaz Attak featuring Dice, ‘Abangani Bako’ by Gazza featuring Emtee and Saudi, ‘ Change’ by N.I.A featuring Monique English.

Talking about awards, last weekend at the Club Music Video awards Cindy’s ‘Yeye’ song’s video featuring Kenya’s Wahu won an award in the category of best use of technology and she is also set to premiere her latest single Run Dis City’s video on 14th of April.

Chano8 takes this platform to wish Cindy all the best come the awarding night at the Namibian Annual Music Awards

Cindy Sanyu at a previous event

Watch Cindy and Oteya’s ‘Sum O Dat’ Collabo song’s video that got a nomination in the Namibia Annual Music Awards

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Chris Brown Claims He Met Tupac Recently

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:21

It comes like a shocker if someone wakes up in the morning and tells you that the previous night they were hanging out with a person you are all sure died years ago. Well, one of America’s and world’s celebrated RnB singers Chris Brown posted a photo purportedly of him and the late Tupac on his Facebook account and it was accompanied with words bragging about how Pac endorsed him.

The ‘With You’ singer posted about meeting Pac in a night club on Sunday night plus claiming that he (Tupac) does not feel the current US rappers’ vibe but instead said that C Breezy as he calls himself got the singing career on another level.

“Haters gonna say its photoshopped smh lol , Met Pac in the club last night he aint feeling most of you non rapping ass rappers but said breezy you got this singing thing on lock.” Chris Brown said

The Picture Chris Brown posted claiming he met Tupac

Well, this might be controversial but one thing we are sure of is this can’t be possible unless if he met his ghost because by the time Tupac died Chris Brown was only 7 years and he had not yet grown the beard and tattooed him self (see picture above).

Tupac Amaru Shakur born Lesane Parish Crooks was an American rapper who was born on June 16th 1971 but died on September 13th 1996. He was known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli or just Pac. He was a record producer, actor, activist and poet. His albums ‘All Eyez On Me’ and ‘Greatest Hits’ are among the best-selling albums in the United States.

He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many publications, including Rolling Stone, which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Which could be the reason why Brown is trying to ride on the vibe.


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Chameleone Scraps Off The ‘DR’ Initials From His Name

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:36

It seems pressure is getting the best of Chameleone lately ahead of his concert slated for the 30th June at Cricket Oval.

He first changed the concert four times before settling on the 30th of June which is bad for the publicity going by the fact that it’s dubbed ‘Legend hit by hit’ which will be the mark of his 15 years or so in the music game.

Throughout his musical journey, Chameleone has lived by alias such as Chameleone, ‘Atagejja’ (one who never grows fat), ‘Atakogga’ (one who never loses weight), Heavy Weight and ‘Dr’ which he got not less than eight years ago among others.

Chameleone removes the ‘Dr’ Initial from a name Dr Jose Chameleone which he had kept for more than 8 years (photo credit: Habre Muriisa)

Even without attending any medical classes, Chameleone just woke up one day and named himself Dr and asked why, he just said that he’s a music doctor. There was no objection with that, having contributed a lot to the industry with songs such as ‘Dorotia’, ‘Jamila’, ‘Maama Mia’, ‘Kipepewo’ among others.

But just a few days ago, he woke up and scrapped the ‘DR’ title the way he got it. He did this by changing his official face book page from Dr Jose Chameleone to just Jose Chameleone.  


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Ghetto Kids Unveil Fashion House

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:13

It looks like the future is indeed bright for the triplets also known as the ‘Ghetto kids’ as their career is just getting bigger and better.

They were first recognized after they featured in Eddy Kenzo’s ‘Sitya Loss’ video that went viral. In fact, many believe that it’s them who made the video what it is till today.

Since then, they have toured countries, performed on most shows both by International acts and our very own and just a few weeks back, they unveiled their offices on Salaam road which also acts as their dance studio.

Just last week, American based renowned artiste French Montana shot a video with them and over the weekend, the dancers unveiled their latest business engagements which is a fashion house.

Known as  TGK  (The Ghetto kids) Fashion House, the fashion label is actually located on the same offices as their studio.

See Photos below


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Minister Kiwanda Launches First Ever Uganda International Music And Culture Week

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:32
  • The first ever Uganda International music and culture week launched today.
  • International superstars Trevor Noah(Comedy) Chaka Demus and Pliers(music) expected to grace the climax
  • MMinster Kiwanda promises full government support in running the project that is expected to take part annually.

The State Minister for Tourism Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi was in high spirits this morning when he officiated at the launched of the first ever Uganda International Music and Culture week scheduled for October 29th to November 4th 2017. The minister who showed up with a local harp also known as Adungu in West Nile was visibly excited to preside over this unique project which was initiated by comedian Salvado Patrick Idringi and his Sheer Solutions Africa Ltd team.

The event which is organised by Sheeer Solutions Africa Ltd in conjunction with Uganda Tourism Association and backed by Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and antiquities, is expected to tap into the diverse cultural tourism. The theme for this year is therefore, “Exploring and Celebrating Uganda’s Cultural diversity”.

Speaking at the press briefing that took place at the Uganda Museum this morning, Patrick Salvado Idringi who is spear heading the project said, it will be an all-encompassing project where the whole country will be represented at the grand finale in Kampala.

“The build up to the week will involve visiting the 13 tourism clusters within which different districts that make up the cluster will compete to produce the best of Music, Dance and Chloral from each cluster, the winner of which will take part in one of the main showcases within the festival week in Kampala.” He explained.

Patrick Salvado Idringi stresses a point as Sheer Solutions Africa’s Tonny Mutengu looks on

Minister Kiwanda prepares his speech.        

The most exciting bit of the Cultural week will be at the climax when international comedy super star Trevor Noah will grace the comedy festival as well as veteran Jamaican Ragga and Reggae duo Chaka Demus and Pliers headlining the music night.

The event on its closure will experience an international touch through the comedy and Music festivals where we intend to host international superstar, Daily Show host Trevor Noah who will headline the International Comedy festival on Friday November 3rd and The legendary Jamaican Reggae artists Chaka Demus and Pliers who will headline the International Music festival on November 4th.He added.

The superstars are expected to act as tourism ambassadors when in the country and market Uganda abroad using their vast social media following.

Mr Boniface Byamukama the President of Uganda Tourism Association assured the journalists that, all stakeholders and bodies under the association are partners in the project and will be fully involved in the process.

Byamukama eplaining the role of Uganda Tourism Association in the project

Minster Kiwanda while presiding over the official launch reiterated government’s full support for the initiative and promised to make sure the project works. He also called upon the private sector to join hands with government in pushing such projects in the tourism sector that supports nature and conservation tourism as they make money.

“Uganda is a rich country blessed with a cultural diversity which is unique in the world. We have many cultural aspects that we haven’t taken advantage of and this project provides a great opportunity to explore such sectors for the development of tourism in the country.” The minister said.

The minister officially unveils the Uganda International music and culture week as Zakia Maseruka looks on

Salvado signs on the board

Sheer Solution Africa’s Tonny Mutengu also signs on the board

The minster poses with government officials and the team from Sheer Solutions Africa


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Photos: Club Music Video Awards Through The Lens

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:54

Roads led to Kampala Serena Hotel last Saturday the 18th of March 2017 where the annual Club Music Vide Awards aimed at recognising Ugandan local music videos were held at a glamorous blue carpet function that kicked off as early as 7:00 PM.

The Blue Carpet session truly caught people’s attention especially basing on the fact that it was the first time a blue carpet event was happening. Revellers showcased different fashion styles with the ladies pulling off the best of the fashion like the Kitenge which was rocked by celebrities like former urban TV presenter Malaika Nnyanzi and Dancehall artiste Cindy.

The awarding session was equally amazing as the attendees got to see who the winners in the 15 categories were and we must say it was a moment for singer Abaasa and rapper Patrobas whose ‘Voice Inside’ collabo tune’s video bagged 5 awards. Until next year, theses awards that last happened in 2013 are now here to stay.

Check out only the best photos Chano8 got for you.

Vampino performing

Veteran singer Halima Namakula was one of the guests called upon to hand over an award to the winner

Miss Uganda 2011 Sylivia Namutebi and husband Aly Allibhai

Hellen Lukoma and her dancers getting ready to storm the stage

Leila Kayondo did not miss

Miss Uganda 2016-2017 Leah Kagasa (centre) was

Voltage Music’s Flosso performing

Vyboyo (right) was one of the winners

Artiste Maro

Spice Diana performing

Seems Denzel’s hand was comfortable on the woman’s leg

Comedian Alex Muhangi and Crystal Newman were the hosts

Exodus was one of the winners


Karama perfoming ‘Amasanyalaze Negagenda’

Abaasa (right) took home 7 awards

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KCCA, Vipers Ejected From Continental Soccer. What Next Now?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:07
  • Ugandan giants KCCA and Vipers bowed out of continental soccer over the weekend after spirited fights that still ended in heart break.
  • KCCA to drop to Confederations cup after  play-off draws and may meet Zambia’s Zesco United, Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas or Tunisia’s Club Africain in the next round.
  • Vipers knocked out 3-2 following Saturday’s 3-1 loss in South Africa

Following very encouraging results from the first legs, the two sides needed just draws at home for both KCCA and Vipers (away) to advance to the next level. However things turned into a painful transition towards the end of both games as the teams conceded at the end of both matches over the weekend.

The early heavy down pour in most of Kampala looked like a blessing for the ‘Kasasiro Boys’ as the fans congregated in anticipation of an enticing clash. They turned up in their droves at Philip Omondi stadium in Lugogo waving placards and flags in support of their beloved club which was representing the country at the highest level of continental football.

The opponents in defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns made things even more mouth-watering considering they had Uganda’s number one and Africa’s best goal keeper Dennis Onyango in their ranks.

KCCA was cruising to next stage until Sundowns struck in the dyeing minutes of the game

Proceedings went on according to pan as soon as the first whistle was blown with the home team showing some neat passing and passion as the created early chances which were wasted till the on-form left footed winger Brian Majwega delivered a pin point cross from the left that was clinically swept home by goal poacher Daniel Sserunkuma to send the partisan home crowd to cloud nine after 31 minutes.

KCCA Looked on course with youngster Allan Okello looking comfortable in midfield field till second half when the Sundown manager Pitso Mosimane started making tactical changes that also forced his counterpart Mike Mutebi to do the same.


But it was the South Africans which grew in confidence and stature as the game approached the climax. Giant Liberian danger man Anthony Laffor who was introduced in the second half in place of Anele Ngocongca, wracked havoc in the KCCA half and eventually found the back of the net with a superb strike that left  KCCA keeper Benjamin Ochan hapless with just 9 minutes of the clock remaining.

As he wheeled off in celebration, the crowd went dead silent as if complying to his signal where his index finger had told the crowd to zip up. In response, Mutebi threw in striker Robert Sentongo in place of the in effective Suleiman Akinyemi Oladimeji (Who had earlier replaced Allan Okello) to try and salvage something in the remaining 5 minutes.

Mamelodi coach Pitso Mosimane made the magical tactical changes 

However the Sundowns held their line and saw off the remaining minutes to send KCCA packing after it ended 1-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.

Paul Mucureezi’s place was taken by another identity – Musamali and Akinyemi was

KCCA will now await for their fate when they will be drawn in the play-offs of the CAF Confederation cup and will most likely meet Zambia’s Zesco United, Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas or Tunisia’s Club Africain in the next round..


Meanwhile later Saturday night, under flood lights, the other Ugandan representatives on the continental stage Vipers were also tussling it out against Platinum Star in South Africa and duly ejected the Ugandan side with yet another late cameo performance albeit with 10 men (after Star player Robert N’gambi was sent out) from the CAF Confederations Cup.

Hard Luck: Vipers were also knocked out after a spirited fight against Platinum Stars

Platinum took the day 3-2 on aggregate after winning 3-1 on the night at the Royal Bafokeng Palace when Goalkeeper Mbogeni Mzimela scored a penalty in either half and dumiso Mabena adding the other.


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Silverbacks Shine At The Africa Zone 5 Championship In Egypt.

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:33
  • Silverbacks qualify for Afrobasketball Championship.
  • The Uganda National Team defeat both Rwanda nad Burundi.
  • Egypt beats Uganda 95-72 at the final.

The Uganda_national_basketball_team commonly known as the Silverbacks indeed made their countrymen proud by qualifying for the Afrobasket championship to be held later in August this year in  Congo Brazzaville. The silverbacks were underdogs when joining this championship having always dropped out in the earlier stages of the tournament in the previous years.

Ouarter final game.

It was not going to be a walk in the park since they had been pitted against the best in the region. The Ugandans defeated Burundi 99-54 on Wednesday night to top group British and book a place in the semifinals. Mandy Juruni’s charges started the game slower than they did in their previous game with Somalia.They carried a slim 5-point advantage (18-13) into the second quarter and then limited their opponents to 4 points in the period and scored 20 to take a comfortable 21-point lead (38-17) at the end of the first half.

The national team watching their opponents play during the tournament.

Uganda’s offence sharpened as the game went on and their 29 points against Burundi’s 18 in the third quarter gave them a 32-point lead (67-35) after 30 minutes. Burundi crumbled as Uganda cruised in the final 10 minutes of the game.The win puts Uganda on top of Group B and the East Africans will now wait to play the second placed side from Group A.

Burundi’s Jean Hakizimana scored 14 points for Burundi while Landry Ndikumana added 10 in the team’s losing effort. Jonah Otim led Uganda with 16 points off the bench while Darius Pegues had 14 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Team captain Stephen Omony had 10 points and his assistant Joseph Ikong also contributed 10 points.

Uganda faces off against rivals Rwanda.

After such an amazing run they were to face Rwanda one of their arch rivals in order to get to the finals and qualify for the Afro basketball Championship. This win was not going to come easy. The Silverbacks defeated Rwanda 77-64 on Friday night in the semifinal of the Zone V qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt to return to the continental showpiece for a second time running.

After a slow start on both ends of the floor, the Ugandans recovered midway through the opening quarter and put on a 15-0 run to close the frame up 24-15.With the Silverbacks down 15-9 with 5:07 to play in the first quarter, Darius Pegues connected two from the line; Stephen Omony followed from deep and then went for lay up to put his team in front. From that point, the Silverbacks did not trail.

Silverbacks preparing for the games.

Rwanda played catch up the rest of the way. They tied the game thrice in the second quarter at 24, 26 and 28 but Uganda eventually pulled away. Pegues led the way for Silverbacks with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Stanley Ocitti contributed 16 points, Omonyi had 15 and 5 steals while Joseph Ikong netted 16.Kami Kabangu scored team high 18 points in a losing effort and so were Kenneth Gasana’s 17 points.

Saturday evening crowned off a rather hectic, pressure filled tournament when the semi finalists Egypt had to face the underdog silverbacks. Although it was obvious the silverbacks were no match for the Pharaohs’ of Egypt, this didn’t scare the Ugandans. Ikong Joseph being the most consistent did not disappoint with his ball handling skills and And1 moves. Although the silverbacks lost to Egypt 95-72, the silverbacks have made Uganda proud.

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Kitenge Fashion Rules At Club Music Video Awards’ Blue Carpet

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:31

When it comes to fashion, the red carpet or the blue carpet as seen last weekend is where our celebrities and designers bring out the ‘show stoppers’ couture and mostly the wow factor.

It is not often that you find many bold enough to bring the locally known Kitenge to the occasion unless you are Yemi Alade and everything from your nail polish to your hairstyle is telling an African story.

This year, the Club Music Video awards held on Saturday the 18th of March at Kampala Serena Hotel had all fashion lovers waiting to see who will come out huge with the gown to die for, with trains going down 3 flights of stairs. Well, the shocker for was Malaika Nnyanzi who indeed looked flawless and so graceful in her yellow and purple Ankara gown.

If you ask me, she looked like royalty. Cindy was another shocker and we bet no one expected her style to be leaning into the Kitenge. She looked so stunning and the dress did her curves a lot of justice. We just can’t get over how gorgeous that print was.

Just like any other occasion, some pulled off the right Kitenge look while others tried. All in all we commend the ladies that were brave enough to bring the ‘Kitenge’ to the CMVA’s blue carpet.


Malaika Nnyanzi was just flawless

Cindy Sanyu

B2C boy duo was on point in their colored ‘Bitenge’

Cindy and her family slaying on the blue carpet in Kitenge




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